I’ve never been a very good runner, but I’ve always wanted to be. That’s why one of my New Years goals is to start running to increase my fitness level, tone up, and lose more weight. My younger sister runs half marathons but the longest I’ve ever managed to run is 15 minutes. That’s sad, I know, but you’ve got to start somewhere right? There is no shame in where you’re starting out, because the decision TO start is a point of pride in itself.
Running is a fabulous cardio workout, for weight loss, and for your overall health. Many people find running to be a great stress reliever as well, especially when it’s done outdoors. The fresh air does wonders for both the body and the mind, and a beautiful view can have a calming effect if you’ve got a scenic running trail. I plan on doing both outdoor and treadmill running.